Saturday June 29 - intermediate hike to the Baylor Canyon saddle and back. Lets beat the heat and meet at 7:30 am in the Kmart parking lot for carpooling. We’ll try and complete this hike before it gets too hot. Keep in mind we can turn around at any point.
DISTANCE is ~5–6 mi round-trip, out and back to the top of the pass.
ELEVATION GAIN is ~1500 ft to the top of the pass.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: 3–4 hours. Hopefully finish no later than 1 pm.
PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).
SKILL LEVEL is intermediate. No whiners!
TERRAIN starts in the desert (with no shade), climbs to riparian forest (juniper, etc).
WEATHER will be HOT—please bring adequate water!
AFTERWARDS we may get lunch.
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 7:30 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/121853462/geo:32.35083,-106.76538) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.35083,-106.76538&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.35083&mlon=-106.76538&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.35083,-106.76538&marker0=32.35083,-106.76538&z=18)). El Paso: Please meet in Las Cruces and/or suggest a location in the comments. Baylor Canyon Pass West trailhead: 7:50 am. [masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/121853462/geo:32.39126,-106.61392) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.39126,-106.61392&z=16), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.39126&mlon=-106.61392&zoom=16), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.39126,-106.61392&marker0=32.39126,-106.61392&z=16))